This is the most comfortable Kindle to hold yet. At just 4.6oz, it feels very light and because the back isn't flat (about 1/3 of one side is thicker), it feels better to hold in one hand as the weight is mostly along that edge (the center of gravity is held right in your one hand). You also...
The Kindle Oasis brings back physical page turning buttons after previous Kindles which didn't have them. On that 'spine' edge are are dedicated page turning buttons that physically stand out so you can find them even in the dark. These buttons are rather clicky, and feel high quality.
On it's own (without the cover), the Kindle Oasis will last around 4-5 hours of continuous reading which isn't anything special (Amazon claims 2 weeks). With the official Kindle Oasis cover attached, this time is extended to 20 hours (Amazon claims 8 weeks) - which is a really good result.
The only way to charge the included Kindle Oasis' cover is by attaching it to the Kindle and charging them both at the same time. It would be handy to be able to charge the cover separately, although then it would need a port which could be more susceptible to damage.
Along the 'spine' side, there are 10 LEDs which provide the backlite for the Oasis, and you can see them pretty clearly. This is more of a cosmetic issue than a utility one, however it can provide a distraction until you get used to it as it makes the screen appear less uniform.
There is an ambient light sensor which will automatically adjust the brightness to suit your environment. It will also adjust the brightness gradually so it's less noticeable. This also means that you will be able to read at night, or in dark rooms without needing a lamp or flashlight.
The screen is flush with the bezel on the Kindle Voyage, unlike the more affordable Kindles (original Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite). This means there are no shadows from the bezel, and also swiping across to turn the page feels much nicer as well.
While fairly large, this Kindle' page turn buttons are capacitive, which means that you may accidentally press them if the sensitivity is turned up too much, or it may be difficult to find and press them if the sensitivity is too low. Plus they aren't backlit which makes finding them in the
The Kindle Paperwhite has a resolution of 1024x768, which on a 6" display makes for a very nice 300ppi (similar pixel density to iPhones and iPads). The display is also backlit, which means you can read it at night. The lights won't bleed unless it's a very dark room,which is also less
The background of the Kindle Paperwhite actually looks white-ish instead of a very noticeable shade of grey which is common on other Kindles (and other E-readers for that matter), which greatly improves contrast (the text looks more distinct) and makes it more comfortable to read on.
There is only 2GB of storage available which is plenty for books (which have a very small file size), however if you are going to be downloading PDFs or other files you may find yourself run out of storage quickly.
To keep the price low, Amazon has included ads on the Kindle Paperwhite. You can remove ads for an additional $20. If you don't though, they will appear as a screensaver (whenever you aren't reading they will display on the screen - this doesn't take power as the Paperwhite uses an E-i...
Thanks to the Kindle E-reader's E-ink display, this Kindle can go weeks (or up to a month with just light use) before needing to charge it. The E-ink display can display a static image virtually endlessly without drawing any power (it only takes power when refreshing whatever is on the screen -
Amazon still offers it's fully featured UI even on this budget Kindle E-Reader. You can make notes, look up the definition of words, change the font, size and spacing, and you have access to all the same books and content that the more expensive Kindles have. It even includes Amazon's X-R...
To keep the price low, Amazon has included ads on the Kindle E-reader. You can remove ads for an additional $10. If you don't though, they will appear as a screensaver (whenever you aren't reading they will display on the screen - this doesn't take power as the Paperwhite uses an E-ink...